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A Pure Drop The Life Of Jeff Buckley

Author : Jeff Apter
ISBN : 9780857120502
Genre : Music
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'Jeff Buckley was a pure drop in an ocean of noise.' – Bono It was his take on John Cale's cover version of Leonard Cohen's song 'Hallelujah' that made the number famous and his album – Grace – that caused everyone from Led Zeppelin and U2 to Radiohead and Coldplay to look up to Buckley as an illuminating spirit. But who was the man behind the music? Buckley’s many personal letters are revealed for the first time. His struggle with writers block is explored, as is his ongoing battles with the concept of stardom, his desire for escape and the attempts to deal with the unavoidable legacy of his equally gifted father, Tim Buckley. In A Pure Drop, his friends, peers, enemies, lovers and collaborators all speak of the Jeff Buckley they knew, or in some cases, they thought they knew.
Category: Music

Jeff Buckley S Grace

Author : Daphne Brooks
ISBN : 0826416357
Genre : Music
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The power and influence of Grace increases with each passing year. Here, Daphne Brooks traces Jeff Buckley's fascinating musical development through the earliest stages of his career, up to the release of the album. With access to rare archival material, Brooks illustrates Buckley's passion for life and hunger for musical knowledge, and shows just why he was such a crucial figure in the American music scene of the 1990s. EXCERPT: Jeff Buckley was piecing together a contemporary popular music history for himself that was steeped in the magic of singing. He was busy hearing how Dylan channeled Billie Holiday in Blonde On Blonde and how Robert Plant was doing his best to sound like Janis Joplin on early Led Zeppelin recordings. He was thinking about doo-wop and opera and Elton John and working at developing a way to harness the power of the voice...In the process, he was re-defining punk and grunge "attitude" itself by rejecting the ambivalent sexual undercurrents of those movements, as well as Led Zeppelin's canonical "cock rock" kingdom that he'd grown up adoring. He was forging a one-man revolution set to the rhythms of New York City and beyond. And he was on the brink of recording his elegant battle in song for the world to hear.
Category: Music

Jeff Buckley

Author : Dave Lory
ISBN : 9781682615751
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For the first time since Jeff Buckley’s untimely death on May 29, 1997, Dave Lory reveals what it was like to work alongside one of rock’s most celebrated and influential artists. Go on the road and behind the scenes with Buckley, from his electrifying first solo shows in New York to the difficult sessions for the second album he never completed. Lory opens up about their struggles with the record label and trouble with the band, shares previously untold stories and describes fascinating scenes that only he witnessed, including what went down in the days immediately after getting that fateful call, “Jeff is missing.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Wished For Song

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ISBN : 0634035959
Genre : Music
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A collection of photographs capture the singer on tour and in the recording studio along with interviews about his life and music.
Category: Music

Jeff Buckley

Author : Jeff Buckley
ISBN : 1846092477
Genre : Popular music
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Features 13 classic songs from the legendary Jeff Buckley, specially arranged for piano. This book provides pianists with sensitive 'reworkings' of songs, rather than the usual transcriptions, which can sometimes be unplayable and unsuitable for the piano.
Category: Popular music

The Holy Or The Broken

Author : Alan Light
ISBN : 9781451657852
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Rolling Stone and Spin editor presents a history of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" that cites its play in a diverse range of movies and television shows as well as its selection as a tribute song, noting its coverage by hundreds of artists while offering insight into its rise from early obscurity. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jeff Buckley His Own Voice

Author : Mary Guibert
ISBN : 9781788401944
Genre : Music
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In 1994, an artist named Jeff Buckley released 'Grace', his debut album. Hailed immediately by the likes of Bono, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, as a singer, guitarist, and writer of a generation. Throughout his life, Buckley obsessively kept journals chronicling his goals, inspirations, aspirations, and creative struggles. His diaries amount to one of the most insightful life chronicles any musical artist has ever left behind. Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice will mark the first-ever publication of Buckley's account of his journey through his handwritten diaries and lyrics. Combined with reproductions of other memorabilia, including letters, notes, and unpublished lyrics - the book will take readers deep inside Buckley's creative mind and personal life. For those who grew up listening to Jeff's music and for those who are just discovering it, Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice will be an intimate portrait of one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century in his own extremely vibrant words and never seen before lyrics.
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Jeff Buckley

Author : Mary Guibert
ISBN : 9780306921674
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The journals, notebooks, musings, and early song drafts of Jeff Buckley, the late singer best-known for the definitive version of "Hallelujah" and his classic album Grace, including dozens of evocative photos of his personal effects and ephemera. Starting with his acclaimed 1994 debut album Grace, Jeff Buckley was one of the most singular talents to emerge in pop music that decade: a singer, guitarist and songwriter with a multi-octave range whose tastes took in rock, blues, jazz, hardcore, Qawwali music, even show tunes. Hailed by the likes of Bono, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, Grace showcased Buckley's voice, passion and influences and pointed to an inordinately promising future. Three short years later, at the age of 30, he tragically drowned in Memphis. But his legend and stature have only grown in the years since; in recent years, everyone from Adele to Coldplay and Radiohead have spoken of the impact Buckley's music had on them. For much of his life, Buckley diligently kept journals chronicling his goals, inspirations, aspirations, and creative struggles. These diaries amount to one of the most insightful life chronicles any musical artist has left behind. Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice will mark the first-ever publication of Buckley's handwritten account of his journey from his days in Los Angeles in the late '80s through shortly before his passing. Combined with reproductions of other memorabilia--including letters, notes, and unpublished lyrics--the book will take readers and fans deep into Buckley's mind and life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jeff Buckley Collection

Author : Jeff Buckley
ISBN : 0634022652
Genre : Music
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(Guitar Recorded Versions). This Guitar Recorded Versions collection includes over 20 songs from Jeff Buckley, the enigmatic singer/songwriter whose untimely death has made his music even more intriguing. Titles include: Dream Brother * Eternal Life * Everybody Here Wants You * Grace * I Know We Could Be So Happy, Baby * I Woke Up in a Strange Place * Jewel Box * Last Goodbye * Mojo Pin * Opened Once * So Real * Vancouver * What Will You Say? * and more. Also available: A Wished-For Song: A Portrait of Jeff Buckley 00330881 $30.00
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Author : Tiffanie DeBartolo
ISBN : 9781250259363
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A moving graphic biography for music lovers, Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story is painstakingly researched and created in collaboration with Jeff Buckley's estate. California, 1991. All his life, people have told Jeff Buckley how much he looks like his father, the famous ’60s folksinger he barely knew. But Jeff believes he has gifts of his own: a rare, octave-spanning voice and a songwriting genius that has only started to show itself. After he falls in love with a mysterious girl in New York, he sets out to make a name for himself outside his father’s shadow. What follows are six turbulent years of music, heartbreak, hope, and daring—culminating in a tragedy that’s still reverberating in the music world today. Written by Tiffanie DeBartolo and with art by Pascal Dizin and Lisa Reist, this graphic novel biography uses archival material provided by Jeff’s mother, Mary Guibert, to reveal the young songwriter in the process of becoming a legend.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels